German born artist Heike Liss explores everyday life through a wide range of media. Her award winning works have been shown in group and solo shows in places such as Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, Fnac Galerie and Goethe-Institut, Marseille, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, Antimatter Festival, Victoria, Onetake Film Festival, Zagreb, New Museum School, Boston, Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Fotosommer Stuttgart, MOFFOM, Prague, Oakland Art Gallery, the Armenian Film Festival, San Francisco, CUE Art Foundation New York City, and many other locations. Liss lives in Oakland with her family.
Patrice Scanlon is an electronic musician, dancer and intermedia artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work plants audiences in the center of the ring where academic music is in one corner and popular music in the other. The battle of these two separate identities and stigmas are presented through Scanlon’s dark, ethereal and rhythmic music that invites the listeners to embrace that which is familiar as well as unfamiliar to them.
Title: Fancy Footwork, 2006/2007,05:08
‘Fancy Footwork’ is part of a series of music/dance videos by multimedia artist Heike Liss and musician/composer Patrice Scanlon, and was filmed in downtown Stuttgart at 2 o’clock in the morning on July 9, 2006. Germany had just won 3rd place in the World Cup and several hundred thousand fans had gathered to party. Liss captured a steady flow of legs, feet and flags going up and down the stairs outside the “Kunstmuseum”, an apparently choreographed event accompanied by Scanlon’s ‘house’ soundtrack.